SOURCE: Tech Council of Maryland

Tech Council of Maryland

July 15, 2010 09:24 ET

Media Advisory: MdBioLab Travels to Capitol Hill to Promote Advanced High School Educational Programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - July 15, 2010) -

WHO:   MdBio Foundation
       
WHAT:   MdBioLab on Capitol Hill to promote advanced educational programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to high school students and teachers.
       
WHERE:   Capitol Hill at the corner of Maryland Avenue and 3rd Street SW
       
WHEN:   Tuesday, July 20
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
       
WHY:   The MdBioLab and other mobile laboratories across the nation are employing innovative educational methods to increase student education and interest in STEM fields and train the next generation of the biosciences workforce.
       
    Celebrating an upcoming milestone of educating 75,000 students across the state of Maryland, the MdBioLab will visit Capitol Hill to educate Congressional leaders on the benefits of mobile bioscience laboratories throughout the U.S.
       
    The MdBioLab is one of 65 mobile laboratories on wheels -- comprised of a modified tractor trailer outfitted with advanced laboratory equipment. These mobile labs provide interactive classroom programs to schools with limited science laboratory facilities, offering hands-on education in bioscience in an engaging format.
       
SCHEDULE:   10 a.m. - 4 p.m. MdBioLab open for Senators, Representatives, Hill staff and visitors to walk through and observe the lab's industry-grade biotechnology stations.
       
    Noon MdBioLab instructors will conduct a classroom demonstration.
       
    12:30 p.m. Media event with remarks from:
      • Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-MD)
      • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
      • JJ Finkelstein, President and CEO, RegenRx
      • Gary McGarrity, Executive Vice President of Scientific and Clinical Affairs, VIRxSYS
      • Renée Winsky, CEO Tech Council of Maryland

ABOUT THE MDBIO FOUNDATION
MdBio seeks to unify, empower and advance Maryland's bioscience industry. Guided by a volunteer Board of Directors largely composed of senior industry leaders, the MdBio staff develops and implements a variety of programs to serve the needs of bioscience companies in the state of Maryland. An affiliate of the Tech Council of Maryland, the MdBio Foundation is a private charitable organization that provides and supports bioscience awareness, education and workforce development in the state of Maryland.

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